Saturday, October 5, 2013

River levels high for the weekend

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

FINAL WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 4:04pm on Saturday 5 October 2013

by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Minor flood warning for the lower River Derwent is now finalised.

River levels in the lower reaches of the River Derwent are below their minor flood levels and easing.

Derwent above Ouse River

River levels are below their Minor flood levels and easing.

Ouse River

River levels are below their Minor flood levels and easing.

Clyde River

River levels are below their Minor flood levels and easing.

Below Meadowbank Dam

River levels below Meadowbank dam and at Macquarie Plains are below their minor flood levels and easing.

Tyenna River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

Styx River

River levels are below the Minor flood level and easing.

New Norfolk

River levels at New Norfolk are below their minor flood levels and easing.

Inflows from Meadowbank Dam will maintain high river levels into the weekend, with the river to remain below the minor flood level.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

NIL

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au.

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:

Mostly sunny.

Next Issue:

NIL

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of RiverDate/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair2.16m falling03:05 AM SAT 05/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton1.05m falling01:00 PM SAT 05/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell0.5m falling02:00 PM SAT 05/10/13
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam4.12m falling03:30 PM SAT 05/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains2.92m falling03:30 PM SAT 05/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY0.84m falling02:00 PM SAT 05/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE1.1m falling03:31 PM SAT 05/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn2.79m falling02:00 PM SAT 05/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK0.95m falling03:24 PM SAT 05/10/13

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/

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